Plastics Recycling 2014: The other side of the Green Fence

Plastics Recycling 2014: The other side of Green Fence

By Editorial Staff, Plastics Recycling Update

Dec. 19, 2013

No single recycling market story dominated the past year the same way as China's crackdown on the import of scrap materials. Operation Green Fence upended the traditional flow of scrap materials, highlighted significant quality control abuses among some scrap exporters, and provided a window of opportunity for domestic plastic reclaimers.

Brokers, processors and recycling professionals will share their experience at the Plastics Recycling Conference in adjusting to these challenges, as well as how their business has changed since the "official" end of the Chinese enforcement action at the end of November.

Don't miss Plastics Recycling 2014, to be held March 11-12, 2014, at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit

Attendees are also invited to come early and stay late for some great additional events. On the afternoon of March 10, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) will host a technical forum. The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) will hold its winter membership meeting on March 13. And the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Environmental Division will hold the Global Plastics Environmental Conference March 12-15. Go to for more information.

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